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License-photo matching “straightforward” as face-recognition targets live crowds and financial transactions

The controversial application of face-recognition technology to millions of Australian driver’s license photos is a “relatively small database” in global terms, according to a biometrics executive who says today’s face-recognition algorithms are fast enough to scan thousands of faces at a time and robust enough to secure everyday financial transactions.

David Braue | 11 Oct | Read more

Pen-testing may pacify auditors, but it won’t stop hackers from taking your data

Penetration testing often uncovers the same vulnerabilities over and over again while leaving other avenues of compromise wide open, a ‘red-team’ hacker has warned while reporting that his firm is still seeing “great success” using malware techniques and social engineering to compromise “complacent” firms that would seem to be following security best practices on paper.

David Braue | 20 Sep | Read more

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